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A globally accepted term, WASH stands for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Each of these components is interdependent, therefore, they are grouped together to represent a growing sector where each is dependent on the presence of the other. A good example would be a dysfunctional/absent toilet that could lead to water contamination, rendering hygienic practices impossible/difficult to carry out.
So why do we need WASH? Due to the fact that almost 1.1 billion people around the globe do not have access to safe water and 2.4 billion experience inadequate sanitation. It is a pivotal step to bring water, sanitation and hygiene to the poor to overcome poverty and restore human dignity.
To add more, over 200 million school age children are infected with parasites and flukes. Deceases related to water and sanitation can have severe results such as physical and mental underdevelopment, decrease in children’s learning capacity.
WASH Council Performance Improvement Week
From 9 – 13 July 2018, for the first time in Georgia, WASH Councils and other stakeholders from the Kakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions undertook extensive one-week trainings about a number of issues that benefit their future work in WASH. The event took place at Bulachauri Green Centre. The trainings
Avranlo Public School Without Trash
The WASH Technical Assessment field visits revealed that the Avranlo Public School in Tsalka Municipality had a problem with a poorly-functioning toilet, as well as an illegal dumpsite on the school’s premises. As the school’s fence was demolished, the yard was unprotected from livestock polluting t